Dave Wilson will bespoke design any timber / metal combo bifold gates, choice of wood, choice of finish, a farmhouse design for a driveway or a simple tongue and groove side gate, entrance gate, delivered and installed across Wirral and Merseyside areas.

Why Choose KPW Joinery Manufacturing bespoke designed Gates?

  • Gates and sheds bespoke built to order
  • Wide selection of finishes and styles
  • Full delivery and installation service
  • Huge choice in soft and hardwoods
  • Highest quality products and service
  • Gate automation available
  • Providing services across Wirral and Merseyside

Established in the 1970s, Dave Wilson time served Joiner has always been about providing homeowners with a quality built product, made to their exact specification, that perfectly fits.

All too often standard sized gates leave awkward gaps or compromises that need some kind of fix, with Dave Wilson you get a gate that fits to the millimetre, made in any timber you want, finished any way you want, fully installed and even fitted with an automated opening system if you need it.

You can see some example images in the range of gates below, covering most of the popular styles and designs our customers most often look for, including;

  • Tongue and groove side entrance gates
  • Five bar farmhouse, yeoman and field gates
  • Timber garden and driveway gates
  • Pairs of feathered edge side entrance gates
  • Gate automation available
  • Timber garden fencing

When choosing which kind of timber your wooden gates will be crafted from, there are a number of criteria that need to be considered. From the look and feel of the wood to its durability and resilience, each factor combines to give you the perfect gate system. While there is a huge choice of wood to be used, a little known fact is that each wood only differs in approximately 12% of their content.

This article will detail the different elements that you need to consider when choosing which type of wood to use for your new exterior gate. Bifold wooden gates bespoke designed Wirral

SOFTWOOD OR HARDWOOD?

These two types of wood offer varying benefits, from the strength of the material to the way it looks and how those looks last over time. Softwood is used across a variety of trades, and it is typically very durable, making it a very popular choice for both domestic and commercial gates. Redwood is the most commonly used of the softwoods, as it is the cheapest option, but for a little more expenditure, the fantastic durability of Siberian Larch or Western Red Cedar can prove to be invaluable against knocks, bumps and even insect damage. Bifold wooden gates bespoke designed Wirral

The benefits of hardwood stems from the tightness of the grain, which gives it great resistance against UV rays and moisture. In terms of aesthetics, hardwood can be painted or stained to match the design of your property. The two main types of hardwood used for gates are Iroko and European Oak. Iroko is a long lasting, stable and attractive wood that offers a fantastic lifespan, and European Oak is a denser wood that is very resistant to fungal and insect attacks, thanks to its high tannin content.

WOOD TIMBER FOR GATES

KILN DRIED OAK

Kiln dried oak is a technique that means the finished product may require considerable aftercare, as the wood will be very susceptible to moisture damage – the moisture can infiltrate the wood, causing it to swell up, which will require a plane to ease the swelling. Using a micro-porous stain to colour your wood can prevent this weathering from occurring as they often contain UV filters.

This too will need some sort of moisture protection, as will any dried timber. It will, however, need less protection than its kiln-dried counterpart.

KILN DRIED OAK

Kiln dried oak is a technique that means the finished product may require considerable aftercare, as the wood will be very susceptible to moisture damage – the moisture can infiltrate the wood, causing it to swell up, which will require a plane to ease the swelling. Using a micro-porous stain to colour your wood can prevent this weathering from occurring as they often contain UV filters.

GREEN OAK

Green oak means that the timber has not been subjected to any drying procedure and is still wet, so it weathers naturally. As the timber is already wet, its absorption levels are much lower, meaning that it will not be subjected to the same risks as dried timber. Bifold wooden gates bespoke designed here on the Wirral, by Dave Wilson and his team.